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Dr. Arthur Brooks misses mark in speech on poor feeling 'needed' versus eliminating poverty

Submitted 02-22-2017 under OPINION

Colleagues from EquityPAC attended the Evening at Acton which featured Arthur Brooks, Ph.D. and President of the American Enterprise Institute. The event was on Bringing America Together: Restoring Optimism, Unity, and Opportunity.

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Homes for All represents residents in gentrification crisis at GR City Commission Meeting

Submitted 02-22-2017 under NEWS

Homes For All, a collective of city residents affected by recent changes in Grand Rapids, spoke to the commissioners about the housing crisis and gentrification.

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Community advocate faces Grand Rapids' housing crisis, gentrification

Submitted 02-21-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

After having to leave her lifelong neighborhood, LaDonna Norman is fighting for families losing their homes to gentrification.

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What did we learn about "Un día sin Inmigrantes"?

Submitted 02-20-2017 under OPINION

A local business owner reflects on Grand Rapids' joining the movement in solidarity for Human Rights.

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¿Qué aprendimos sobre "Un día sin Inmigrantes"?

Submitted 02-20-2017 under OPINION

Una empresaria Latina reflexiona acerca de la participacion de Grand Rapids en el movimiento nacional para defender los Derechos Humanos.

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GVSU's Kutsche Office of Local History delves into the history of student activism

Submitted 02-16-2017 under NEWS

Grand Valley State University students have the opportunity to look into past examples of student activism by visiting "Voices of GVSU: Activism through the Decades."

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Learn to support local refugees at "Do Good Well" event

Submitted 02-14-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Monday, February 20th, the Refugee Education Center is hosting an education event at the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids from 6-8 p.m.

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Second Amash town hall at local high school packed, full of debate

Submitted 02-10-2017 under NEWS

Video and annotated notes of the town hall meeting held by U.S. Representative Justin Amash at City Middle High School on Thursday, February 9, 2017.

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"Know Your Rights" training about immigrant concerns held at local restaraunt

Submitted 02-09-2017 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Brewing Company hosted a training by Michigan United on Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 addressing the rights of immigrant families.

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Updated: City Connection: Mayor Bliss, James Hurt to discuss key issues in Grand Rapids

Submitted 02-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

Tonight's episode will feature refuse, recycling and snowpiling.

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